HE Fees & Loans

As part of our pledge to students we provide financial assistance through reduced tuition fees. The funding team can provide practical help and advice about completing the loan application. Wigan & Leigh College ensure all students are supported and receive the encouragement required to take that next step in joining a University Centre programme.


Applying for a loan Undergraduates can apply for a loan through Student Finance England www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance Both full and part-time students can apply online for the Student Finance Loan to cover tuition costs. Graduates will only begin repaying the loan when their income is above £21,000 per year. (Correct as of September 2017)

Access to Learning Fund

Need further support with Higher Education costs? We could help!

The fund aims to provide support to HE students who are in financial hardship and who may need extra financial support to enable them to access or remain in higher education. Click here for more information or download the application form


University Centre CourseSubjectDeliveryDurationQualification Fee 2018-192018-19 per annum
Certificate in EducationCertificate in Education2 days + placement1 year£6,000£6,000
Certificate in Education1 evening + placement2 years£6,000£3,000
Higher National Certificate (HNC) Part TimeApplied Science1 Day18 months£6,000£4,000 (Year 1) £2,000 (Year 2)
Business1 Day18 months£6,000£4,000 (Year 1) £2,000 (Year 2)
Computing1 Day2 years£6,000£3,000
Computing (Network Engineering)1 Day2 years£6,000£3,000
Construction and the Built Environment1 Day or 2 Evenings2 years£5,500£2,750
Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)1 Day or 2 Evenings2 years£5,500£2,750
Electrical Engineering1 Day2 years£5,500£3,667 (Year 1) £1,833 (Year 2)
Mechanical Engineering1 Day or 2 Evenings2 years£5,500Day Option £3,667 (Year 1) £1,833 (Year 2) Evening Option £2,750
Higher National Diploma (HND) Full TimeApplied Science3 Days2 years£15,000£7,500
Business3 Days2 years£15,000£7,500
Computing3 Days2 years£15,000£7,500
Computing (Network Engineering)3 Days2 years£15,000£7,500
Electrical Engineering3 Days2 years£15,000£7,500
Travel and Tourism Management3 Days2 years£15,000£7,500
Mechanical Engineering3 Days2 years£15,000£7,500
Higher National Diploma (HND) Part TimeElectrical Engineering1 Day3 years£11,000£3,667
Mechanical Engineering1 Day3 years£11,000£3,667
Construction1 Day3 years£11,000£3,667
Foundation DegreesChildren, Young People & their Services1 Day + Placement2 years£12,000£6,000
Children, Young People & their Services1 Eve + placement3 years£12,000£4,000
Creative Industries* – specialist pathways (Graphic Design, Fashion and Textiles, Media, Visual Art)3 Days + placement2 years£15,000£7,500
Criminology and Sociology*3 Days + placement2 years£15,000£7,500
Health & Social Care1 Day + placement2 years£12,000£6,000
Performance and Education* – specialist pathways (Drama and Dance, Music)3 Days + placement2 years£15,000£7,500
Sport Coaching2 Days + placement2 years£15,000£7,500
Degrees (Top-up) Full TimeComputing2 Days1 year£7,500£7,500
Education Studies1 Day1 year£7,500£7,500
Degrees (Top-up) Part TimeElectrical and Electronic Engineering1 Day2 years£7,500£3,750
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering1 Day2 years£7,500£3,750
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)2 Days + placement1 year£6,000£6,000
1 Eve + placement2 years£6,000£3,000